We were lucky enough to be invited to the biggest Italian Wine trade show- Vinitaly. Celebrating 50 years of wine stewardship and innovation. This year the focus was on Biodiversity and Sustainability. There were also a lot of presentations on women in the wine industry. The best tastings are by invitation only so you can actually spend time with the wine makers. We attended 3 of these tastings and ended the day with a Grappa tasting and and Olive Oil tasting to round things out. It was great to taste wines from regions I have not previously tried like Puglia. We tasted everything from sparkling to desert wines. We also had the privilege of watching a tasting using a new decanter from Murano. Thousands of tiny glass beads aerate the wine in seconds. Innovation is fascinating!
The wineries we tasted from were Amansuola from Puglia, Villa Rinaldi from Alto Adige, Speri from Valpolicella, Bertagnolli provided the Grappa and Redoro provided the Olive Oil.
We walked about 4 miles all over the fairgrounds in Verona. Mostly crossing back and forth from Veneto to Alto Adige and Trentino with a side visit to the Agribusiness arena for the Olive Oil tasting.